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From the Editor's Desk 

At the College's 24th Commence- 
ment on May 27, Nancy Warburton 
'73, class president, presented the 
senior class gift to President Whalen, 
who accepted it on behalf of the Col- 
lege. In the form of an endowment 
fund, the gift consisted of an un- 
precedented $10,000 five-year pledge 
on the part of the class of 1973. Tak- 
ing a note from the Capital Fund 
Campaign, student volunteers con- 
tacted each class member individ- 
ually, inviting her to share in this 
opportunity to show their apprecia- 
tion to the College. 

It seems to me that this gift is an 
expression of belief and confidence 
on the part of the students, belief 
both in the future of Newton, and in 
themselves. Most pledgers had no 
idea what their financial or life situa- 
tions would be in the next five years, 
but they did not hesitate to promise 
the College a share of their own fu- 
ture, as the College must not fail to 
promise a share of its future to other 
worthy young women. 

No one is better able to judge the 
worth of a school than its graduates, 
and I hope you agree with the class 
of 1973 that we must all do what we 
can to guarantee that others will have 
the same opportunity to share (or to 
see their daughters share) in the edu- 
cational riches Newton has to offer. 

One more note: The October issue 
of Newsnotes will be entirely devoted 
to a study of liberal arts education 
for women. Won't you write us a 
short note (sometime before August 
1 ) and let us know how you feel. 
All opinions on the topic — especially 
on liberal arts education for, by, and 
about women — are welcomed. Par- 
ents — can we hear from you as well? 

Have a good summer; and don't 
forget to remember Newton. 

— C.B.H. 


Volume V, Number 2 
May/June 1973 

Catherine Beyer Hurst '66, Editor 

Elizabeth Barry '68, Design Consultant 

Mary Frances DePetro Murphy '68, 
Director of Alumnae Affairs 

COVER: Photograph of Dr. Kristin Mor- 
rison and Dr. James J. Whalen by Leo 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Pages 4-10/courtesy of 
the Country Day School; page 29/Ken 
Andersen, Springfield Observer; page 36/ 
Alumnae Office files; remaining photog- 
raphy/Leo Gozbekian, Watertown, Mass. 

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785 Centre Street 

When the corporations of Newton 
College and her next door neighbor, 
Newton Country Day School, merged 
in 1971, the following terse para- 
graphs were offered as explanation in 
the Spring 1971 Newsnotes. 

"For several years it has become 
increasingly evident to the adminis- 
trations of the Country Day School 
of the Sacred Heart and Newton Col- 
lege that cooperation and sharing be- 
tween the two schools could bring 
about many educational and manage- 
ment benefits. In the last two years, 
courses at the College have been 
open to qualified students at the sec- 
ondary school level, and college stu- 
dents have participated in education 
programs by practice teaching at the 
school. During the current year, 
studies have shown valuable savings 
can be achieved by a consolidation of 
the two business offices. 

"In order to facilitate these pro- 
grams and to effect further adminis- 
trative and educational cooperation, 
the Religious of the Sacred Heart 
who comprise the membership of 
the two corporations have approved 
a corporate merger. 

"In a world where educational 
questions are assuming an ever 
higher national priority, the Provin- 
cial Council of the Washington 
Province of the Society of the Sacred 
Heart feels that the strengthening of 
the two institutions by such a merger 
gives the Society in the Boston area a 
unique opportunity for educational 

"Dr. James J. Whalen, president of 
the College, and Sister Anne Higgins, 
headmistress at the Country Day 
School, are in agreement that this 
formalized cooperation offers Sacred 
Heart educators in the junior high 
through college levels an unusual 
chance to view the educational proc- 
ess as a whole, in order to develop 
programs which can make a signifi- 
cant contribution to American edu- 

cation. They feel that it is this type of 
vision which will enable private Cath- 
olic education to remain viable for 
the future." 

Apparently, a good deal of con- 
fusion (not to mention rampant 
rumor-mongering) has arisen about 
filling in the information gaps in the 
above. As usual, your Newsnotes 
reporter has been on the job; what 
follows is the straight scoop, or the 
answer to: "What's going on over 
there, anyway?" 

What's going on is more or less the 
same thing that's always been going 
on, but with a little bit more formal- 
ity, precision, and rein-tightening. 

Since the College's incorporation 
in 1946 (the Country Day School has 
been in its present location since 
1924), there has always been a cer- 
tain amount of cooperation and mu- 
tual sharing between the two institu- 
tions, located as they are on con- 
tiguous properties on Centre Street, 
conducted as they are by the same 
religious society. Occasional college- 
sponsored events took place at the 
Country Day School; Country Day 
School students made use of the Col- 
lege's more extensive library facili- 
ties. And of course a number of stu- 
dents each year graduated from the 
high school, and were accepted and 
enrolled at the College. 

Two occurrences in the past five 
years, however, have combined with 
the changing mores in education, to 
interrupt the status quo between the 
two schools, and allow them to form 
a closer and more intimate relation- 
ship, to take advantage of the obvi- 
ous possibilities that such a corpora- 
tional merger could offer. 

The first was the belt-tightening of 
the Society of the Sacred Heart, its 
decision to pull out of a number of 
schools over the last few years, and 
to channel its womanpower and 
funds into the remaining ones, to 


maintain and advance them as really 
first-rate institutions. (This also led 
to a gradual phasing-out of grades 
1-6 at the Country Day School, start- 
ing in 1965. The school now enrolls 
230 students in grades 7-12.) 

The second consisted of adminis- 
trational changes at both the College 
and the Country Day School. Bring- 
ing in new leaders within a year of 
each other (Dr. James J. Whalen as 
president of the College in 1969, and 
Sister Anne Higgins as headmistress 
of the Country Day School in 1970), 
the two institutions were ripe for the 

reassessment of their positions, both 
independently and in relationship to 
one another, that a new management 
team often produces. 

For the better part of a year, a 
joint task force comprised of several 
administrators from each school 
studied the possibilities and implica- 
tions of such a merger. They re- 
viewed every function performed by 
both schools, and asked of each of 
these: "Can we merge them?" 

In her 1971 annual report to the 
alumnae, parents, and friends of the 
Country Day School, Sister Higgins 

outlined the immediate reasons for 
the merger. 

"Prior to the study, our students 
had enrolled in courses at the College 
and we had often shared gymnasium 
and auditorium facilities. There was 
opportunity for our students to at- 
tend special college functions: lec- 
tures and concerts. There was, how- 
ever, no shared management effort. 
We had remained two institutions, 
owned by the same religious order 
and duplicating many of the same 
management services. The Washing- 
ton Province of the Society of the 


Sacred Heart, in order to make the 
best use of its resources in Newton, 
approved a corporation merger of 
the two schools." 

In a recent interview, Mr. R. 
James Henderson, vice-president for 
business and administrative affairs, 
spoke for the College about the 
merger, which he described as a two- 
fold effort. The first would be an op- 
perational merger which would go 
into effect at once; the second would 
be the potential for the future devel- 
opment of exciting academic innova- 

Mr. Henderson also emphasized 
that the merger in no way subordi- 
nated the individuality and autonomy 
of one school to the other, and 
stressed that, particularly in the areas 
of development, public relations, and 
fund-raising, each school would re- 
tain its individual staff and modus 
operandi: "There will be one corpo- 
rate entity, but two operating divi- 
sions," he explained. 

"The support and overhead serv- 
ices represented the greatest potential 
for immediate savings," Mr. Hender- 
son continued. "In the first year of 

the merger we concentrated on con- 
solidating in fiscal and plant manage- 
ment, and food services. Whereas 
once there were two physical plant 
directors, now there is only one. We 
were also able to assume most of the 
Country Day School's fiscal respon- 
sibilities with no increase in our 
Treasury Office staff. For little addi- 
tional expense, the student billings 
and receivables for the Country Day 
School have been placed on our ex- 
isting computer service. 

"In addition, we have totally 
merged our food services — for ex- 

ample, we maintain one bake shop, 
with equipment and personnel as nec- 
essary, which happens to be at the 
Country Day School; on the other 
hand, all vegetable preparation is 
done at the College. 

"We have saved some money in 
the past two years," concluded Mr. 
Henderson, "but the important thing 
is the potential we've created. I think 
we're going to get more efficient as 
each year passes. One thing I've ob- 
served is the great amount of knowl- 
edge and understanding of the educa- 
tional process that we have acquired 
by having the Country Day School 
staff reflecting on our problems and 
vice versa." 

I interviewed Sister Higgins in her 
large sunny office at the Country 
Day School on a hazy April day. 
Surrounded by striking modern 
paintings, photographs, collographs, 
and sculpture, with yellow willows 
spreading beyond the empty hockey 
fields, we spoke about what has ac- 
tually happened between the two 
schools over the last two years. Sis- 
ter Higgins is an attractive, intelli- 
gent, and dynamic young woman 
with a superb sense of humor, and 
she expresses herself succinctly. 

"The Society wanted to put their 
properties to the best possible use." 
she explained. "In an era when Cath- 
olic private schools and colleges are 
having problems of survival, any 
kind of inter-institutional cooperation 
is an advantage. And our relationship 
is not merely cooperation, but a real 
putting of resources to their best 

Sister Higgins went on to outline 
some of the other aspects of coopera- 
tion between the two institutions. 
Better fringe benefits are now avail- 
able to members of the Country Day 
School's administration and staff, 
certain infirmary services have been 
combined, the College basketball team 

now uses the Country Day School 
gym, and four or five students from 
the College do their practice teaching 
at the Country Day School each year. 
For large meetings and film viewing, 
the Country Day School uses the 
lecture auditorium in the College's 
Barry Science Pavilion. 

Qualified juniors and seniors at 
the Country Day School are also 
being given the opportunity to en- 
roll in courses at the College, and 
receive college credit for them. At 
the present time, they may enroll 
in studio art, and in Spanish, Italian, 
German, Russian, Greek, and ad- 
vanced Latin, as well as certain 
courses in the humanities. There are 
currently three Country Day S:hool 
students enrolled in courses at the 
College, two in elementary Spanish, 
and one in intermediate Italian. In 
addition, college credit is awarded 
by Newton to students who complete 
the high school's course in advanced 

The Country Day School's pro- 
grams of study have changed con- 
siderably in the last five years, and 
the school now offers its students 
much greater choice and flexibility. 
These changes are consonant with 
changes in many other public and 
private secondary schools, and refle t 
the changes that have taken place in 
most American colleges and univer- 
sities in the same period. 

In addition to its corporate merger 
with the College, the Country Day 
School has also initiated an exchange 
program with St. Sebastian's Country 
Day, a boys' school in Newton. Ad- 
vanced French and economics classes 
bring St. Sebastian boys to the cam- 
pus, and the St. Sebastian's physics 
course includes Country Day School 

A list of courses at the Country 
Day School looks more like a college 
catalogue these days, and those of us 
who attended high school ten or 

more years ago would be hard 
pressed to recognize the offerings as 
those of a high school curriculum. 
These include such varied courses as 
Christian Existentialism, Religions in 
America, Values and Decisions, Rus- 
sian Literature, James Joyce, Women 
in Literature, African History, Black 
Americans, Economics for the Op- 
ptessed. North American Indians, In- 
troduction to Philosophy, and Zool- 

In addition, two other innovative 
programs are currently in effect at 
the Country Day School. In the 
spring of 1971, a Senior Project was 
initiated. According to the 1971 
Country Day School Annual Report, 
"Senior Projects were designed by 
students and faculty, according to 
the special interests of the student, 
to provide a learning experience out- 
side the classroom for the final 
months of school." 

Students spend the last two months 
of their senior years participating in 
a variety of independent research and 
study or work experiences: abroad, 
in private study, community service, 
hospitals, museums, nursery schools, 
and government. Students are closely 
monitored by their faculty super- 
visors, and through the program are 
allowed to test their career interests 
as well as make productive use of the 
sometimes wasted final months of 
senior year. It means, according to 
Sister Higgins, "that for a brief time 
in their educational careers they are 
not self-centered, but instead turned 

Secondly, in the fall of 1971, a 
student advisory system was initiated. 
The program is summarized in the 
Country Day School 1972 Annual 

"Eighteen faculty members are 
advisors for groups of eleven to fif- 
teen students. The advisor has a par- 
ticular responsibility regarding the 
personal and academic growth of 



each student in his/her group and 
will meet with each student individ- 
ually at least three times a trimester. 
Each group meets together for ten 
minutes at the beginning of the day 
. . . and on Tuesday at lunchtime 
for an hour and forty-five minutes, 
including lunch, when advisory 
groups plan activities. A variety of 
on-campus and off-campus activities 
have already taken place and many 
more are in the planning stages. 
. . . Already many groups have de- 

veloped a sense of unity which facili- 
tates discussion of topics of current 

The academic potential of such an 
institutional merger is vast, and, to 
date, largely untapped. Dr. James J. 
Whalen, president of the College, 
recently commented: "There is an 
unnecessary artificiality that exists 
between junior and senior high 
school and between senior high 
school and college. The benchmarks 

that separate them are not written in 
gold, or even concrete. With this 
merger, it will be possible to develop 
tracks where some students will be 
able to speed up the educational 

And Sister Higgins concludes: 
"The two schools provide a natural 
setting for observing the interlocking 
relationships between secondary and 
college education. For both faculties, 
the complex could provide a labora- 
tory for working out the linkage." 


Kristin Morrison 

"We often think of a liberal arts 
education as being a repetition of 
courses traditionally taken in the 
past. But if we look at so-called 
'liberal arts colleges' today, we see a 
change in curriculum." 

It is a cold, drearily lit January 
afternoon, and Kristin Morrison, 
Newton's seventh dean, is devoting a 
few articulate words to one of her 
favorite themes: the development 
and enhancement of freedom through 
education. "Liberal arts education 
has traditionally been the kind of 
education that makes a person free," 
she continues. "In the Renaissance, 
that meant pre-eminently the ability 
to speak and write in Latin — the lan- 
guage of scholars, the language of 
educated men. Today, Latin and 
Greek don't particularly enhance 
one's freedom. The language of free- 
dom today is certainly science — both 
the natural sciences and the social 

"If you can't understand the lan- 
guage of science, you become a slave 
of your society. By understanding, I 
don't mean just knowing the terms, 
or knowing how to read a scientific 
article, but knowing what the import 
of science is. We need to be able to 
understand what the findings of so- 
ciology, anthropology, psychology, 
mean in our lives. 

"But freedom is a broad thing. Es- 
sential as it is to know the natural 
and social sciences to escape bond- 
age, there is more. The fine arts and 
literature in various languages also 
have a part in freedom." 

For a woman there is the double 
bondage — the need to be freed from 
her own ignorance as well as the 
need to free herself from the ig- 
norance and prejudice of others. And 
education for women is a second 
prime concern of Dr. Morrison's. 

"Any intelligent adult who achieves 
intellectually in an academic disci- 
pline is like any other," she empha- 

sizes. "To speak of a 'masculine' 
mind and a 'feminine' mind is to 
utter a meaningless cliche; the dif- 
ferences among people are greater 
than the differences between men 
and women. Nevertheless, there is a 
real place for a women's college to- 
day. It is the social situation that is 
different, not the learning itself. Our 
country is set up in a highly com- 
petitive way; we are taught at a very 
early age to compete against one an- 
other. To compete against men is 
not something women are incapable 
of doing, but something which society 
in many ways penalizes them for 

"A women's college," continues 
Dr. Morrison, "allows women time 
and space to achieve without being 
burdened by the kind of double bind 
that Matina Horner [the youthful 
psychologist-president of Radcliffe] 
has described so well in her re- 

Kristin Morrison is not one to be 
caught in the double bind herself. A 
humane and articulate scholar with 
impressive academic credentials, she 
is a confident, free-spirited, and in- 
dependent woman with what her as- 
sistant dean, Grae Baxter, refers to 
as a "fine sense of proportion about 
living." As practical as she is vision- 
ary, Dr. Morrison combines intel- 
lectual discipline with a personal 
charisma; though soft-spoken, she 
possesses that quality of precise, or- 
derly, and effortless speech which 
lends force and effectiveness to 
everything she says. 

A native Californian, Dr. Morri- 
son is herself a product of education 
for women, as a graduate of Immac- 
ulate Heart College in Los Angeles. 
Moving progressively east, she re- 
ceived her M.A. from St. Louis 
University, and her doctorate in 
English from Harvard in 1966. She 
has earned such prestigious academic 
awards as a Woodrow Wilson Fcl- 


Kristin Morrison lends the plants in her office. 


lowship, a Harvard Summer Travel 
Grant, and a Danforth Foundation 
Kent Fellowship, and, prior to com- 
ing to Newton in September, had 
spent eight years as a member of the 
English faculties at Immaculate 
Heart College, South Carolina State, 
N.Y.U., and Boston College. 

She is a teacher and a scholar first, 
an administrator second — though she 
handles the latter no less well. Dr. 
James J. Whalen, president of the 
College, elaborates: '"I've been very 
pleased with the manner in which 
she's taken on difficult responsibili- 
ties and handled them very well. 
These are not the easiest times for 
private education!" Yet he continues: 
"She's a fine teacher and scholar, 
which makes it easy for her to relate 
to the faculty — they're made of the 
same intellectual material." 

And Ms. Baxter has more to say: 
"One of the disappointments of her 
first year here is that she has not 
had enough time to deal effectively 
with the students; she's going to 
make every effort to spend more time 
with them in the future." 

Dr. Morrison's first step toward 
spending more time with the students 
came on January 23, when she initi- 
ated a course entitled Violence as 
Theme and Technique in Contempo- 
rary Drama, which opened to rave 
reviews. "It is only when I am in 
contact with students in a class that I 
have a context in which to place the 
things I see on paper," explained the 
new dean. 

Contemporary drama is Dr. Morri- 
son's field of specialization, and one 
of her two books is a work published 
in 1971 entitled Handbook of Con- 
temporary Drama, of which she is 
the co-author. She is also the author 
of In Black and White, a recently 
published textbook for teaching writ- 
ing to disadvantaged students. Dr. 
Morrison has had some first-hand ex- 
perience in this area, which led to her 
selection as a member of the 1968 
Ford Foundation committee organ- 
ized to discuss problems of programs 
for black students and black colleges 
in the South. 

Dr. Morrison has also served for 
the past four years as a member of 
various selection committees for the 
Danforth Foundation Kent Fellow- 
ships, and on the committee for ad- 
missions to the graduate school of 
English at Boston College. This year 
she has represented Newton at the 
American Council on Education an- 
nual meeting on "Women in Higher 
Education," at the A.C.E. Institute 
for Academic Deans, and at the 
Association of American Colleges an- 
nual meeting on "Autonomy, Au- 
thority, and Accountability: Con- 
flicting Forces in Higher Education." 
In March she was asked to chair a 
session on "Confidentiality in Stu- 
dent Record Keeping" at the annual 
conference of the American Associ- 
ation for Higher Education, and 
early this spring, Dr. Morrison was 
selected to be one of sixty partici- 
pants in a three-week cross-disci- 
plinary summer institute sponsored 
by the Society for Religion in 
Higher Education, and funded by 
the National Endowment for the 

In April, Dr. Morrison and her 
husband, John Kunnenkeri of the 
Boston State College faculty, were 
honored with selection as members of 
the Danforth Associates Program. 
According to its director, Robert 

Rankin, the program, which makes 
awards to college faculty members 
who are husband and wife, is "one of 
the Danforth Foundation's efforts to 
recognize and encourage good teach- 
ing and humane values in the educa- 
tional process, ... to improve the 
quality of human relations on cam- 

The quality of the human relations 
that Kristin Morrison has formed at 
Newton appears to be very high, ac- 
cording to her co-workers. "She's 
great to work with," enthuses Ms. 
Baxter. "She gives the people around 
her responsibility and room to ex- 
press themselves. She's very honest 
and very direct and very open to 
ideas, and asks others to be honest — 
both positively and negatively. She 
listens to and values the ideas of oth- 
ers, and makes it clear that they're 
important to her. . . . She's a very 
generous and thoughtful person, and 
gives other people room to be. . . . 
She believes people need rest in their 
lives, though she works far too many 
hours herself." 

And Dr. Whalen reiterates: "She's 
extremely rational and precise and 
intellectually tough; she has the 
kinds of qualities that should be re- 
flected in a first-rate women's college. 
. . . It is rare to find such inde- 
pendence in combination with con- 
genial teamwork. . . . She's a very 
warm person with a superb sense of 

Humanizing education is another 
area where Dean Morrison touches 


base often. She thinks Newton's size 
is an important factor here — the 
College is "big enough for variety, 
small enough for community." 

Another aspect of the humane 
educational community which Kristin 
Morrison envisions for Newton is 
that it should be a place where 
"women of various ages can come to- 
gether to study and think. This is a 
real need in our society — there is 
very often no place in an educational 
establishment for the middle-aged 
woman, the older woman, the elderly 
woman. There ought to be — it is use- 
ful both intellectually and humanly 
for young women to have communi- 
cation with women who are older. 

"It's a cliche of our society that 
we've managed to produce a genera- 
tion gap. What we have not been 
able to provide is other adults for 
young people to communicate with. 
A young woman who does not com- 
municate with her mother may find 
a woman of her mother's age in a 
class who can be an invaluable 
source of wisdom for her. With the 
Continuing Studies program now un- 
derway, I hope we will have a cam- 
pus on which there are women of 
all ages represented in good num- 

As the new dean concludes her 
first year at Newton's academic helm, 
she has a right to be proud of her 
record of achievement, marked as it 
is by the respect, confidence, and 
loyalty she has won from adminis- 
trators, faculty members, and stu- 
dents. Kristin Morrison shows every 
sign of continuing and expanding on 
the fine tradition of scholar-deans to 
which Newton lays claim. 

"She's an inspiration to me as a 
woman," concludes Grae Baxter. 
"She knows who she is so well. She's 
terribly strong and not afraid to be 
independent, not afraid to stand up 
for what she thinks, as very few 
women do. I really respect that." 

The new dean shares a few words with Dr. Whalen. 





Going About It 

During the past year, the Alumnae 
Association of Newton College (as it 
is officially known) has formalized 
its existence with a new constitution, 
which asserts that one of the prime 
purposes of the organization should 
be to "constitute a force for con- 
certed action to promote the interests 
of the College." 

To achieve this goal, the Alumnae 
Association will be governed by two 
groups. The first, to be known as the 
national alumnae board, will be com- 
posed of five representatives: two 
from the Boston area, and three 
from other areas in which there are 
heavy concentrations of alumnae. 
(Current board members hail from 
New York, Washington, and Chi- 
cago.) The members of the board 
will serve for two-year terms; these 
are renewable if their holders wish to 
run again. According to the constitu- 
tion, the members of the national 
alumnae board are "responsible for 
coordinating and assisting activities 
of various alumnae clubs and alum- 
nae groups within their specific geo- 
graphical areas." 

The second body, known as the 
national alumnae council, will be 
made up of the five board members, 
all club presidents, alumnae members 
of Newton's board of trustees, and 
the director of alumnae affairs. (This 
position has been filled by Mary 
Fran DePetro Murphy since July 
1972.) This group is responsible for 
making the alumnae "more familiar 
with the College and its problems 
and acts as an official avenue of com- 
munication between the alumnae and 
the trustees, the administration, and 
the faculty concerning the problems 
and policies of the College." 

The terms of the five current mem- 
bers of the national alumnae board 
will expire in September 1973, 
though the incumbents may run for 

re-election. If you would like to make 
a nomination for the national board, 
please send it to Ms. Mary Fran 
Murphy, Director of Alumnae Af- 
fairs, Newton College, Newton, 
Mass. 02159 by August 1 at the 
latest. Voting will take place on Sep- 
tember 22 at the College, during 
Alumnae Weekend. 

As a final note to the national or- 
ganizational picture: any geographi- 
cal group of twenty-five or more 
alumnae is encouraged to establish 
itself as a local chapter. Newton can 
keep in better touch with smaller 
groups, and the groups can be en- 
couraged to do local admissions re- 
cruitment work in their more varied 
areas. Please contact Ms. Mary Fran 
Murphy, director of alumnae affairs, 
for the particulars. 

Recruitment Chairwomen 

Dr. Whalen has appointed several 
additional women to chair recruit- 
ment committees for various alum- 
nae clubs. The new chairwomen, as 
well as those already appointed, will 
serve two-year terms, and will work 
with the College admissions office 
to facilitate local contact with pro- 
spective students. An up-to-date list- 
ing of appointees includes: Boston — 
Julie Halleran Donahue '61; Chi- 
cago — Mary Helen Fitzgerald 
Daly '54; Connecticut River Valley 
— Ellen Jackson '72; Long Island 
■ — Martha Morgan Kenny '64, 
Marguerite Savard Kerwin '64, 
and Helen Bill Casey '62; New 
York City — Judy Mullen Connor- 
ton '66; Northern New Jersey — 
Barbara Fortunato Hurley '62; 
Providence — Flix Boxmann Mc- 
knight "65; Springfield, 111. — Caro- 
lyn Davis Graham '64; and West- 
chester County — Liz Irish Keyser 



A plan for making greater use of 
alumnae in The Identification of 
Prospective Students (TIPS) is cur- 
rently being shaped up in the alum- 
nae and admissions offices; watch for 
further information on this. 

Alumnae Daughters 

Newest of Newton's alumnae 
daughters attending the College is 
Stacy Hudgins '75, stepdaughter of 
Barbara Nash Hudgins '57. Stacy 
transferred to Newton this past Jan- 


ALUMNAE OFFICE: On April 2, a 
career seminar for alumnae and 
other interested women was held at 
the College. Cosponsored by the 
alumnae office and the career coun- 
seling office, the seminar was con- 
ducted by Ms. Luceille Fleming, 
owner and president of the Dunhill 
Employment Agency in Harrisburg, 

A ASH: Nancy Bowdring '57 was 
elected president of the Associated 
Alumnae of the Sacred Heart at their 
biennial meeting in California this 
spring. Julie Halleran Donahue 
'61 served as the Newton College 
delegate to the conference. 

BOSTON: The club kicked off its 
spring season with a vastly successful 
"Back to College Day" on March 21. 
Chaired by GuiGui DeVitry deLa- 
cosTE '52 and Mary Downs '70, the 
day's events attracted over seventy- 
five alumnae from as far away as 
Worcester and Providence; they at- 
tended two hours of regularly sched- 
uled classes in the morning, followed 
by a sherry reception and luncheon. 
Seniors at the College were invited to 



participate and were welcomed into 
the Alumnae Association by Penny 
Whalen Kirk '62, club president. 

Admissions parties for accepted 
students were held on March 22 at 
the homes of Betty Eigo Golden 
'61 and Joyce Murray Hoffman 
'61, and on March 29 at the home of 
Carol Higgins O'Connor '61. A 
number of students were guests at 
these three parties, along with several 
members of the Newton faculty and 
admissions staff. 

On April 7, the Boston Club and 

the Boston area Children of Mary 
cosponsored a Day of Renewal at- 
tended by twenty-five local alumnae. 
Children of Mary, AASH members, 
friends, and husbands. Father Bob 
Braunreuther, former College chap- 
lain, conducted the day's program — 
the topic was the sacrament of Pen- 

The club's annual meeting was 
held on May 1. New officers elected 
include: Alicia Guedes Franzosa 
'68, vice-president; Mary Dov^ns 
'70, member-at-large; Maureen 

Hopkins Emerson '68, secretary; 
and MiCHELE Mastrolia O'Gara 
'67, treasurer. 

On May 15, the club wound up 
its busy season with "Newton Night 
at the Pops," chaired by Joan Dono- 
HOE O'Neil '61. 

CHICAGO: Twenty-two area alum- 
nae attended a meeting on November 
28 at which new officers were elected. 
These include: Marilyn Fazio 
Mueller '64, president; Bonnie 


Walsh Stoloski '59, vice-president; 
Mary Lee Stacey 72, secretary; 
and Kathleen O'Reilly Burdick 
'63 and DrxiE Dick Gries '64, co- 
treasurers. Since that meeting, the 
club has sent out several compre- 
hensive newsletters, and an alumnae 

A club meeting was held at the home 
of Ellen Jackson '72 on Febru- 
ary 7. 

On April 1, the club sponsored an 
alumnae seminar. Dr. Robert Rog- 
ers of Newton's religion department 
led the discussion on "Man and 
Woman: Perspectives on Role and 
Relationship" which was held at the 
home of Eileen O'Dea Kelleher 

Also on April 1, Ellen Jackson 
'72 hostessed an admissions party for 
accepted students. A representative 
from Newton's admissions office was 
present at the party, as were Dr. 
Rogers and Mary Fran DePetro 

Murphy '68, director of alumnae 

attended a cocktail party at the Fair- 
field Country Club, hostessed by Sue 
MoYNAHAN Spain '63, on March 3. 

On April 5. Sue Roy Patten "64 
hostessed an admissions party for ac- 
cepted students, which was attended 
by an admissions representative from 
the College. 

On May 10, over forty club mem- 
bers and guests reconvened for an 


alumnae seminar at the home of 
Maureen Cohalan Curry '54. Dr. 
Howard Sohn of Newton's religion 
department and Sister Margaret Gor- 
man, psychology department chair- 
woman, conducted the discussion on 
"New Breed of Adolescents: Chang- 
ing Values?" Co-chairwomen for the 
event were Sue Roy Patten '64 and 
Joanna Bertsch Yaukey '62. Jo- 
anna and TiNK O'Connor Neubert 
'65 are the new club presidents. 

NEW YORK CITY: Accepted stu- 
dents and a representative from New- 
ton's admissions office were guests at 
a party given by Judy Mullen Con- 
norton '66 on April 8. 

admissions party for local accepted 
students was held at the home of 
Barbara Fortunato Hurley '62 
on April 6. It was attended by a 
member of the College's admissions 

PROVIDENCE: An admissions party 
for accepted students, attended by an 
admissions officer from Newton, was 
held at the home of Sue Duffy 
Klein '64 on March 29. 

On May 22, club members met for 
an alumnae seminar at the home of 
Ferna Ronci Rourke '60. Flix 
Boxmann McKnight '65 chaired 
the event; Sister Margaret Gorman, 
chairwoman of the psychology de- 
partment at Newton, led the discus- 
sion on "Moral Development in Your 

SAN FRANCISCO: An alumnae 
luncheon in honor of Sister Mary 
Quinlan, dean at Newton for seven- 
teen years, was hostessed by Jane 
Hauserman Collignon '68 on 
April 24. 

WASHINGTON: Mary Prender- 
GAST Kalagher '56 hostessed an ad- 
missions party for accepted students 
on March 30. It was attended by a 
member of Newton's admissions staff. 

WESTCHESTER: Over thirty club 
members and guests met on April 5 
at the home of Mrs. Sidney Lane, 
mother of Sheilah Lane Mala- 
FRONTE '59, for an alumnae seminar 
chaired by Louise Pizzuto Holland 
'66 and Janet Black Rohan '57. 
Sister Margaret Gorman, chair- 
woman of Newton's psychology de- 
partment, and Dr. Howard Sohn of 
the religion department, led the dis- 
cussion on "A New Breed of Adoles- 
cents: Changing Values?" 

WORCESTER: Pam Maillet Bois- 
VERT '68 hostessed an alumnae semi- 
nar on February 8. Dr. Robert Rog- 
ers of Newton's religion department 
led the discussion on "Man and 
Woman: Perspectives on Role and 

On March 28, Sue Emery Mac- 
Kay '68 held an admissions party for 
prospective students which was at- 
tended by a member of Newton's ad- 
missions staff. 

Alumnae Weekend 

All alumnae — and we remind you 
again that you need not be a member 
of a reunion class to attend — are 
cordially invited to the annual Alum- 
nae Weekend festivities on September 

Inaugurating the weekend will be 
reunion class parties on Friday night. 
Details will follow, but if you want 
to offer help or suggestions or just 
ask a few questions, please contact 
your reunion chairwomen: Ann 
Fulton Cote '53, 1 1 Prospect 
Street, Winchester, Mass. 01890; Jo 
Kirk Cleary '58, 227 Islington 
Road, Auburndale, Mass. 02166; 
Dorothy Daly '63, 60 Redgate 
Road, West Roxbury, Mass. 02132; 
and Alicia Guedes Franzosa '68, 8 
Wetherell Street, Newton Upper 
Falls, Mass. 02164. 

For everyone else, the weekend 
will begin Saturday morning. Regis- 
tration, voting for national alumnae 
board members, a showing of the 
Newton College movie, a tour of the 
campus — these will be followed by a 
presidential reception in the East 
Lounge and a gourmet luncheon in 
the Chapel Hall. Featured luncheon 
speaker will be Kandy Shuman 
Stroud '63, Washington correspond- 
ent for Women's Wear Daily, and 
subject of an alumnae profile in the 
October 1972 Newsnotes. Also at this 
time, the presentation of the First 
Annual Alumnae Service Award(s) 
will be made. 

In the afternoon, the Alumnae 
College will convene with programs 
in the arts and sciences. 

ART '73 will feature a program 
on printmaking and films in the age 
of multiple images. Slides, films, and 
discussion with two members of 
Newton's art department will illus- 
trate the timeliness of prints and film 
as creative media for mass communi- 



An evening on the terrace at the 
Country Day School with cocktails 
and dancing will cap off the day's 

Sunday morning, the weekend will 
conclude with Mass and an outdoor 

As a new feature this year, baby- 
sitting services will be provided free 
of charge, for children aged three 
and over, during the daytime events 
on Saturday. And your children six- 
teen and over (not to mention your 
husbands) are invited to attend the 
weekend's activities at no extra 

Please plan to join us, September 
21-23. We look forward to seeing 
you there. 

Alumnae Service Awards 

Beginning in September 1973, the 
Newton Newsnotes, in conjunction 
with the alumnae office, will 'offer an 
annual Alumnae Service Award to an 
alumna who has provided outstand- 
ing service to the College. 

No alumna is eligible who is cur- 
rently a member of the five-person 
national board, a trustee, or an em- 
ployee of the College, though these 
persons will become eligible when 
they are no longer officially con- 
nected to the College. Criteria to be 
used in selection of the honoree are: 
1 ) must be a graduate of Newton; 2) 
must have served actively in her local 
alumnae club, and 3) must have 
given generously of her time and/ or 
support to the College — e.g., in hous- 
ing traveling admissions representa- 
tives, organizing and/or operating a 
local club, giving financial support to 
the College, serving previously to 
September 1972 as a national board 
member, trustee, or employee of the 
College, hosting parties or receptions 
for prospective or accepted students, 
or involving herself actively in fund- 
raising work. 

We would like all of you to con- 
sider making at least one nomination 
for this award. Your nominations 
must be received by August 1; each 
must be accompanied by a few sen- 
tences as to why the individual has 
been nominated. (Ineligible at the pres- 
ent time due to the above restrictions 
are: GuiGUi DeVitry deLacoste '52, 
Jane Welch Cronin '52, Mary 
Ford Whalen Kingsley '56, Mary 
Prendergast Kalagher '56, Julie 
Halleran Donahue "61, Kathy 
Wilson Conroy '64, Sue Bearden 
McNamara '65. Cathy Beyer 
Hurst '66, Mary Clarissa Dona- 
hue '66, Mary Fran DePetro 
Murphy '68, Betty Barry '68, 
Anne Duffey '71, Joan Segerson 

'72, Ann Marie Wall '72, and 
Maureen Kelly '72.) 

Voting on the nominations will 
take place during August by a seven- 
person committee composed of the 
five members of the national board, 
the director of alumnae affairs, and 
the editor of Newsnotes. 

The award will be made in the 
form of a plaque and citation at the 
September Alumnae Weekend, and a 
write-up and photographs will ap- 
pear in our October issue. 

Once again, we must receive your 
nominations by August 1. Please 
send them to: Ms. Catherine B. 
Hurst, Newton Newsnotes, Newton 
College, Newton, Mass. 02159. 

All of the photographs which accom- 
pany this article were taken at the 
Boston Club's "Back to College Day" 
in the spring. Page 16, Mary Ford 
Whalen Kingsley '56, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees, on the 
right; page 17, Flix Boxmann 
McKnight '65, president of the 
Rhode Island Club, foreground; page 
18, GuiGUi DeVitry deLa- 
CosTE '52 and Mary Downs 
'70, co-chairpersons for the day's 
events; page 19, Kathy Doran 
Hegenbart '67 (foreground) and 
Karen Sommer Brine '66; page 21, 
Nancy Warburton '73, senior class 
president, GuiGUi DeVitry deLa- 
CosTE '52, Dean Kristin Morrison, 
Mary Downs '70, President James J. 
Whalen, Penny Whalen Kirk '62, 
president of the Boston Club, and 
Mary Fran DePetro Murphy '68, 
director of alumnae affairs; page 22, 
Sister Loretta Santen, professor 



Student Spotlight 

Nine Newton students, represent- 
ing the African country of Upper 
Volta, received an award citing them 
as one of the ten most outstanding 
delegations at the 47th annual Na- 
tional Model United Nations 
(NMUN) held in New York City, 
April 24-29. The students, with their 
faculty advisor. Dr. Philippe de La- 
coste, associate professor of political 
science, who also served as one of 
two faculty advisors to the Continua- 
tions Committee of the NMUN, com- 
peted with students from more than 
160 colleges and universities from 
all parts of the country. 

Acting as ambassadors, the stu- 
dents were expected to be totally fa- 
miliar with Upper Volta's political, 
economic, and social convictions at 
the level of international diplomacy. 
They were also expected to be well 
versed on the subject of Upper 
Volta's domestic conditions and to 
provide the proper resource base to 
allow for action in crisis situations. 

With this knowledge, Newton's 
delegation submitted resolutions con- 
sistent with Upper Volta's foreign 
policy and based upon topics selected 
for discussion. This was accom- 
plished both in the General Assembly 
and in its six committees modeled 
after their UN counterparts. In ad- 
dition to the nine members of the 
delegation, Newton students served 
as rapporteurs for two of these com- 

The NMUN also offered the dele- 
gates the unusual opportunity to con- 
duct a briefing at Upper Volta's per- 
manent mission to the UN. 

The inaugural address to the 1973 
NMUN was given by H.E. Secretary- 
General Kurt Waldheim. Following 
the address, delegates attended a 
cocktail reception in the Delegates' 
Dining Room in honor of H.E. 
Valesy Stepanovich Safronchuk, dep- 

uty permanent representative to the 
UN from the Soviet Union, and 
H.E. W. Tapley Bennett, Jr., deputy 
permanent representative on the Se- 
curity Council from the United 
States. Guests included ambassa- 
dors from the various missions to 
the UN and highly placed UN of- 


The admissions office reports that 
Newton's recently inaugurated Lib- 
eral Studies Program has been the 
subject of more interest on the part 
of prospective students than any 
other single College program. 

An alternative plan for under- 
graduate education, the Liberal 
Studies Program encourages student- 
planned curricula and interdisci- 
plinary majors. 

Through its advisory board, indi- 
vidual advisors, and the concerned 
cooperation of the student, the pro- 
gram seeks first to insure the attain- 
ment of a broad liberal arts educa- 
tional base. This should enable the 
student to build a specialty through a 
concentrated study in a particular 
field or a combination of fields or 
even in a particular problem — a spe- 
cialty which may cut across depart- 
mental distinctions and not fall 
within the scope of an already estab- 
lished major or division. 

The Senior Project is particularly 
important as the key integrating ex- 
perience of the plan of studies for 
each student in the program. Under 
the supervision of the advisory board 
and the senior project mentor, the 
work on the project will usually be- 
gin early in the junior year and con- 
tinue throughout the senior year. 


The Liberal Studies Program is 
Newton's first large-scale model for 
a curriculum which is not discipline- 
centered and yet gives the student a 
coordinated learning experience, 
equips her with basic skills for critical 
thinking in several disciplines, and 
provides her with faculty advisors 
in shaping her own academic pro- 


Julian Bond, well-known member 
of the Georgia House of Representa- 
tives, spoke at the College on May 
10. His talk, entitled "Politics 73," 
was sponsored by the Newton Col- 
lege Lecture Series. 

Bond was a founder of the Student 
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 
(SNCC) in 1960, and held the post 
of communications director with 
that organization until 1966. After 
winning three successive elections to 
the Georgia House of Representa- 
tives in 1965 and 1966, he was finally 
allowed to take his seat in 1967 by 
a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. 



Maxine Kumin, lecturer in Eng- 
lish, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 
for poetry on May 7. The award was 
given for her latest volume of poetry, 
entitled Up Country: Poems of New 
England, published in October by 
Harper and Row. 

Ms. Kumin, a native of Philadel- 
phia, and a graduate of RadclifTe 
College where she received her bach- 
elor's and master's degrees, is the 
author of three novels and several 
other volumes of poetry, and recently 
completed her fourth novel, now in 
manuscript form. 

Ms. Kumin describes Up Country, 
which is set in rural New Hampshire, 
as a collection of nature poems — "a 
bony stare at life" from the view- 
point of water bugs, woodchucks, and 
a hermit. 

Maxine Kumin meets with students in her creative writing class. 


Making the Rounds with 

March — Attended a Capital Cam- 
paign area kick-off dinner in Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

March — Traveled to New York City 
for general development purposes. 
April — Attended a conference in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, and participated in 
Capital Campaign fundraising in the 
Pittsburgh, Pa. area. 
April — Traveled to New Hampshire 
to attend an educational conference. 
May — Attended four Capital Cam- 
paign kick-off dinners in various 
areas of Massachusetts. 
May — Met with Capital Campaign 
workers from New York and New 
Jersey in New York City to initiate 
the campaign in those areas. Spent 
three days in New York City par- 
ticipating in campaign efforts and 
attending development meetings. 
^ ^^^1 ^ ^ ^^^1 May — Visited Capital Campaign set- 

ups in western New York, New Jer- 
sey, and Philadelphia. 
June — Attended development meet- 
ings in Cleveland, Ohio and Wash- 
ington, D.C. 


Class Notes 



Mary Jani Englert 
(Mrs. J. Carlin) 
141 Nixon Avenue 
Staten Island, N.Y. 10304 

Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Avenue 
Manhasset, N.Y. 11030 

Mary Jani Englert 
(Mrs. J. Carlin) 
141 Nixon Avenue 
Staten Island, N.Y. 10304 


Mary Jani Englert 
(Mrs. J. Carlin) 
141 Nixon Avenue 
Staten Island, N.Y. 10304 


Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Avenue 
Manhasset, N.Y. 1 1030 

Frances Mannix Ziminsky, Victor, 
and their eleven children are living hap- 
pily in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Frances 
keeps busy as a board member of St. 
Vincent's Hospital in Harrison and for 
the Community Concerts Association of 
Mount Kisco, and as a member of 
FISH. . . . IsABELLE Buckley Don- 
nelly and Martin are living in Bakers- 
field, Calif, with Alix, 14, Pier, 13, 
Blaise, 11, and Kiril, 9. She is currently 
a psychology instructor at Bakersfield 
College and a special education advisor 
with the Kern County schools. 


Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Avenue 
Manhasset, N.Y. 11030 

Francie Johnston Diebboll and Bob, 
a modeller and stylist at General Motors, 
live in Washington, Mich, with John, 
16, Rob, 14, Bruce, 12, Jody, 10, Jamie, 
7, Kurt, 5, Rachel, 3, and Martha, 1. 
Francie and Bob also run Pines End 
Pottery at home. . . . Pat Donovan 
McNamara and Leon are proprietors of 
an antique shop in the Red Bank, N.J. 
area. Behind the Times. . . . Carole 
Morgan Doyle and Jay are living in 
Teaneck, N.J. with Carrie, 15, Kate, 13, 
and Sue, 8. As the mother of three 
Scouts, Carole participates actively in 
local Girl Scout work, and teaches re- 
tarded children in a CCD. program. 


Vinita Murray Burns 
22 Highland Circle 
Wayland, Mass. 01778 


o7 59 60 

Vinita Murray Burns 
22 Highland Circle 
Wayland, Mass. 01778 

Connie Weldon LeMaitre was the 
subject of an article in the April 10 
issue of the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle 
Tribune. She was quoted as saying: "I 
get tired of hearing about the boredom 
and repression of the American house- 
wife — I truly enjoy being a wife and 
mother." Connie, a resident of An- 
dover, Mass., is the mother of five chil- 
dren, including four-year-old triplets, 
volunteers one morning a week at the 
Free Church Co-op Pre-School, and 
keeps busy with graduate seminars, 
sports, and voracious reading. "I never 
felt put down as a woman, perhaps be- 
cause my parents wanted just as much 
opportunity for their daughters as they 
did for their sons," concluded Connie. 


Rosemary Stuart Dwyer 
209 Kent Road 
Waban, Mass. 02168 

Dorothy Roche Richardson serves as 
secretary of her local women's institute 
in Staffordshire, England. 

Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Drive 
Taunton, Mass. 02780 

Suzanne Macksoud Wooten received 
her master's in English from George- 
town, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Van- 
derbilt. . . . Ann Foley Flanagan 
and Walter are living in Bridgeport, 
Conn, where he is a lawyer and assist- 
ant D.A. Ann, who is active in the 
P.T.A., Cub Scouts, the Red Cross, and 
as a school volunteer, was chosen an 
Outstanding Young Woman by the 
Bridgeport A.A.U.W. in 1972. The 
Flanagans are the parents of John, 8, 
Matthew, 7, Susan, 5, Maura, SVi, and 
Caitlin, 1. . . . Sheila Forziati 
Keenan and Tod are living in Westport, 
Conn, with Maura, 6Vi, Kerry, 3'/2, 
and infant Sean. Sheila is a member of 
the Junior League and the Westport 
Young Women's League, and serves as 
a representative to the Youth Museum 
Board in Fairfield County. She also 
keeps busy teaching high school re- 
ligion with her husband, and as a Red 
Cross worker. 

Ferna Ronci Rourke 

185 Fletcher Road 

North Kingston, R.L 02852 

Mary Annette Anderson Coughlin, 
Danny, and Mary, 11, Daniel, 9, Laura, 
7, and Brenda, 2, returned to the U.S. 
last summer, after ten years overseas, 
and are living in Darien, Conn. A high 
point of 1972 for the Coughlins was a 
two-week safari (minus Brenda) in 
Uganda and Kenya. . . . Mary Egan, 
a member of the law firm of Egan, 
Flanagan, and Egan in Springfield, 
Mass., is now serving as president of 

the Springfield City Council. She is 
also on the board of Mercy Hospital, a 
director of the Legal Aid Society, and a 
trustee of the Springfield Library and 
Museum Association. 





Kathy Dwyer Lazcano 
50 Creelman Drive 
Scituate, Mass. 02066 

Mary Stehling Kamps writes a news- 
letter and does other publicity writing 
for the University of Wisconsin in Mil- 
waukee. . . . Sandy Irwin Heiler and 
Duane are living in Potomac, Md. with 
Beth, 8, Christopher, 6, and Christina, 
3. Sandy has been employed as a com- 
puter systems analyst for the World 
Bank in Washington, D.C. since last 
year; she had previously been employed 
for six years with Computer Sciences 


Mary Hallisey McNamara 
46 Mayflower Road 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02167 

Jane Tyrrell Langenback returned to 
college as a junior in 1970, and gradu- 
ated with honors from Peabody College 
in Nashville, Tenn. a year ago. She is 
currently employed by the state of Ten- 
nessee as a librarian and reading lab 
assistant in a coed reformatory for juve- 
nile off'enders. Jane, who is the mother 
of Karl IV, 10, and Andrew, 8, writes: 
"At age 30 I went back to college and 
loved every moment of it. College is 
definitely wasted on the 18-22 group; I 
learned there is a whole new world out 
there." . . . Frances DiMuccio Tit- 
TERTON and Paul are living in Palo 
Alto, Calif, with Paul, 8, Nathaniel, 6, 
and Rebecca, 4. Frances is doing gradu- 
ate work in math at the University of 
California, San Jose, and is also work- 
ing in a Title I pre-kindergarten pro- 
gram in which her daughter is enrolled. 

Maura Mannix Scannapieco 
1 Edward Street 
Wilbraham, Mass. 01095 

Mary Peirce Conner Burke and John 
are living in Manchester, Conn, with 
Mary, 7, John, 6, Catherine, 4, James, 
2, and Janet, 1. Mary Peirce is active 
in the Junior League, and is a P.T.A. 
board member; John opened his own 
stock brokerage in Hartford a year ago. 
. . . Ann Didden is a master's candi- 
date in biology at St. Joseph's College 
in West Hartford, Conn.; and a "shared 
time" science instructor in New Britain; 
she makes her home in Farmington. 
. . . Jill Dana Lee and Ted and their 
four children are living in Denver. Jill 
reports that they love it there, and have 
all learned to ski. . . . Kathy O'Riley 
Burdick and John are living in Chi- 
cago with their son, John, 2. Kathy is 
employed as a sales representative for 
Pan Am, and is the author of a num- 
ber of commercial articles in trade 
magazines. . . . Dorothy Raymond 
O'Reilly and Tim have been living in 
Reston, Va. for four years with Trisha, 
9. John, 7, Paul, 6, and J.T., 3. Tim is 
employed with an urban economics 
consulting firm in Washington. . . . 
Elena Ryan deBuil and Juan are liv- 
ing in Barcelona, Spain where she is 
pursuing a degree in linguistics at the 
University of Barcelona; he is an at- 
torney. They are the parents of Elena 
Mercedes, 5, and Elisa Marina, 1. 
. . . Mary Ann McGeough Kane and 
John are living in Union Village, Vt. 
with Justin, 6, and Owen, 3Vi. This 
summer they will be moving to Exeter, 
N.H. where John will be teaching at 
Phillips Exeter Academy in the fall. 
Mary Ann is working part-time as a re- 
search assistant on a study of the Ver- 
mont penal system, and makes pottery 
and does organic gardening in her spare 

Carol Sorace Whalen 

31-36 80th Street 

Jackson Heights, N.Y. 11370 

Patsy Dane Rogers paints profession- 
ally; she has done a mural for a local 
pediatrician's office, and sells her paint- 
ings through Garfinckel's in Washing- 
ton, D.C. Patsy is a member of the 
Art League of Northern Virginia, and 
mother of Mark, 6, and Laura Lee, 4. 
. . . Lee Boyle Gemme, Francis, Mi- 
chael, 4, and Ellen, IV2, are living in 
Fairfield, Conn.; Lee, a free-lance editor, 
edited The Complete Crossword Puzzle 
Dictionary, published in 1972. . . . 
Mary Kay Crump Stine and Larry are 
living in Lexington, Mass. with their 
four sons, ages five through ten. Mary 
Kay is the organist at St. Jude's Church 
in Waltham, Mass.; and also teaches 
piano and organ. . . . Rosemary 
Wall Frauenhofer, her attorney hus- 
band Dave, and their three young chil- 
dren are living in Connecticut. . . . 
Susan Pollock Larsen and Gordon 
are living in New York City with Deb- 
orah, 3, Keith, 2, and David 1. Susan 
has done graduate study at the New 
York School of Interior Design; Gor- 
don is self-employed as a financial con- 
sultant. . . . Nance Lyons worked 
for three years as a legislative aide to 
Senator Edward M. Kennedy in Wash- 
ington, D.C; and for two years as an 
associate in social and survey research 
with Daniel Yankelovich, Inc. in New 
York City. Since October she has been 
employed as the director and grants 
manager of the state supported pro- 
grams of the Addiction Services Agency 


in New York. . . . Frances Moore 
Burke and Fred are living in Milton, 
Mass. with Kimberly, IVi, and Jennifer, 

1. Frances, who taught for five years 
in Boston and a year in Arizona, re- 
ceived her master's in counseling and 
guidance from B.C. in 1972. . . . 
Sheila Power von Zumbusch and 
Bob, an architect, are living in Prince- 
ton, N.J. . . . Margot Butler is cur- 
rently a reservations executive secretary 
with Icelandic Airlines, after two years 
as a stewardess with Eastern and two 
years as a singer in the Alpine Cellar in 
New York City. She shares a Manhat- 
tan apartment with her sister Mary. 

. . . Jill Schoe.mer Hunter and 
Dennis are the parents of Jeffrey John, 
7, and James Craig, 4; they are expect- 
ing their third child this month. Jill is 
active in the Pasadena Junor League 
and her local P.T.A. . . . Karen 
Reardon Rush, Tom, and their two 
daughters are living in Charlotte, N.C. 
where Karen is a volunteer in remedial 
teaching. . . . Rita Garbarini Nu- 
gent. Bill, and Chris are living in Falls 
Church, Va. Bill is employed as a spe- 
cial assistant to Governor Milliken and 
is director of the Washington office for 
the state of Michigan. . . . Judy Ernst 
Tortora"s son. Michael, just completed 
his kindergarten year at the Sacred 
Heart school in Greenwich, Conn. . . . 
Brenda Mahoney O'Brien has been 
studying human biology at Rutgers full 
time, and will start medical school 
there this fall. The O'Briens, parents of 
Christopher, 5'/2, Rory, 4, and David, 
3, are living in East Brunswick, N.J.; 
hope to travel in New England this 
summer. . . . Betsy La very Maker 
received her M.A. in education from 
Fairfield this month. . . . Eileen Mc- 
Carthy McDonald, also a Fairfield 
M.A. — in history, is currently living in 
Kenya where Paul is on a USAID 
Notre Dame project with the Interna- 
tional Center of Insect Physiology in 
Kenya. Eileen is the mother of Robert, 

2, and is a volunteer in reading dis- 
abilities at Loreta Convent in Mombasa. 
. . . Dorothy Dick Cries is teaching 
at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, 111.; 
Bob, who, like Dorothy, holds an M.S. 
from De Paul in math, will attend med 
school in September. 


Newton Newsnotes 
Newton College 
Newton, Mass. 02159 

Joan Bishop Smith and Larry are liv- 
ing in Washington, D.C. where he 
works for the Department of Trans- 
portation. Joan, who received her 
M.S.W. from Catholic University in 
1971, is currently on the faculty at 
Marymount College of Virginia. . . . 
Midge Schmitt Sterba is currently em- 
ployed as a consumer research account 
supervisor with Seagram and Sons in 
New York City, and recently won over 
a thousand dollars in cash and prizes 
on Sale of the Century. The Sterbas 
have traveled to Portugal, Germany, 
Holland, Belgium, Caracas, Morocco, 
and the Bahamas in the last four years, 
and are planning a trip to the Orient. 
. . . Flix Boxmann McKnight is 
teaching history and a course of her 
own making entitled "Isms in the Mod- 
ern World" at St. Mary's Academy in 
Riverside, R.I. . . . Our appreciation 
to Sue Wilson Wasilauskas who has 
served as class secretary for the last five 
issues. Stay tuned for an announcement 
of your next correspondent — mean- 
while, please send your news to this 
office. (Ed. note) 


Cathy Beyer Hurst 

117 Central Street, §E-5 

Acton, Mass. 01720 

Kathy Doherty Russell received her 
master's in library science from Sim- 
mons in January. . . . Kathy Bros- 
nan Dixon and Bill moved to Great 
Falls, Va. in April. . . . Sandy Pue- 
rini DelSesto is a full time graduate 
student in counseling at Rhode Island 
College, and serves as president of the 
Cranston Junior Women's Club and 
secretary of the R.I. Federation of 
Women's Clubs, Junior Council. She 
and Richard are also members of the 
board of directors of the Cranston 
Community Organization for Drug 
Abuse Control, and a leader couple in 
the diocesan "Week of Preparation for 
Marriage" program. . . . Carolyn 
Cassin-Driscoll received her M.A. in 
counseling psychology from Loyola in 
January. She is currently working part- 
time at the Oak Park-River Forest 
Mental Health Center, doing adolescent 
and adult therapy groups and outreach 
work at the high school. 


Michele Mastrolia O'Gara 
14 Acorn Street 
Boston, Mass. 02108 

RosiE Sperber Blase, John, and 
Gretchen have moved to Cincinnati 
after three years with the Air Force in 
Riverside, Calif. . . . Mary Lou 
Hinchey, after three years with VISTA, 
is now a counseling services advisor 
for HUD in Milwaukee. . . . Jane 
DeNicola Tetzlaef has been teaching 
in the Braintree (Mass.) public schools; 
Richard was recently appointed to 
head the industrial arts department in 
Braintree. The Tetzlafts are expecting 
their first child in September. 



Sally Perreault McGovern 
26 Elgin Street 
Providence, R.I. 02906 

Sue Derry Hughes and Jim are living 
in Weymouth. Mass. She is employed 
as coordinator of social services at 
South Shore Day Care Services, Inc. in 
Quincy; he is a marketing research di- 
rector. . . . Sue Emery MacKay, Bob, 
and Andrew, 3, are living in Sturbridge, 
Mass. where she keeps busy as a 
CCD. instructor and a member of 
Beta Sigma Phi, an international wom- 
en's sorority with cultural, service, and 
social orientation. . . . Regina Hughes 
was elected president of the Cedar 
Grove Civic Association in Dorchester, 
Mass. in January. . . . Dorothy Mar- 
ion KoFFEL and Bill are living in Ar- 
lington, Mass.; she is teaching children 
with learning disabilities. . . . Jane 
Callahan was a successful contestant 
on NBC's Jeopardy in April, winning 
several thousand dollars. 


Mary Gabel 

49 Ackers Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 

Jeanne Fannelli McGuiness and Jim, 
a pharmacist, are living in Williams- 
port, Md. Jeanne's parents have just 
adopted a child — a six-year-old Korean 
boy named Ki. . . . Mary Ellen 
Murphy Costello and Bob are living 
in Manchester, Conn, with their nine- 
month-old twins, Sean and Brendan. 
. . . Jane Ackerman Poklemba and 
John are living in New York City. She 
is a third grade teacher and a candidate 
for an M.A. in elementary education 
at N.Y.U.; he is a second-year law stu- 
dent at St. John's. . . . Jessica Twad- 
dle Packard and Ralph are awaiting 
their discharge from the service next 
month. . . . Martha Verrier Mc- 
Carthy and John are living in Spring- 
field, Mass. . . . Julie Lombardi is 
teaching high school biology in Paw- 
tucket, R.I.; and studying for a master's 
in science education at U.R.I. Julie, 
who has traveled extensively since grad- 
uation, attended the Munich Olympics. 
. . . Brenda Burke is a candidate for 
an M.L.S. at Emory University in At- 
lanta. Ga. . . . Meg Phillips Phillips 
and Chris are living in Austin, Texas 
where he has been a law student for 
three years, and has begun working for 
a law firm. Meg received her M.A. in 
special education from the University of 
Texas in 1971, and has just retired as 
a junior high resource teacher for the 
emotionally disturbed. The Phillipses 
are expecting their first child in Novem- 
ber. . . . Chris Mallouk Wengerd 
and Tim are living in New York City. 
Chris is doing dance therapy and gradu- 
ate work in psychology; Tim is a dancer 
with the Martha Graham Company. 
. . . Mary Anne Rogers Edwards 
and Richard, a biochemist, are living 
in Wharton, N.J. with Michael, 2. . . . 
Betsy Sargent Zuegg is still teaching 
French at Newton Country Day, and 
serving as a volunteer at the Needham 
YMCA. . . . Pat Connolly Shutt is 

working as a systems analyst at Blue 
Cross-Blue Shield in Boston. She is 
also active in Toastmaster International 
and is teaching an adult education class 
in tailoring. . . . Sister Hyacinth 
Gonsalves is currently living in Myla- 
pore, Madras, India, lecturing at Stella 
Matutina College. She received her 
M.Ed, at Boston State, and also holds 
an M.A. in clinical psychology from 
the University of Bombay. . . . Anne- 
Marie Melaugh Hyland is currently 
employed as an attorney with the De- 
partment of Transportation in Washing- 
ton, D.C; Patrick is a management 
analyst for the District of Columbia. 
. . . Carol Anderson Fortier and 
Alex traveled to Europe in May. . . . 
Cornelia Kelley has received her 
M.Ed, from Boston State, and is still 
teaching English at Brighton (Mass.) 
High School. . . . Carol Romano, 
who has also been studying at Boston 
State, is spending her third summer in 
a row abroad. . . . Louise Dinan 
Williams now lives in Connecticut 
with her two little girls. . . . Laura 
SpErazi Ponsor is an educational coor- 
dinator in a drug dependency unit at 
Connecticut Mental Health Center. . . . 
Susan Power Gallagher recently 
went to Montreal with her husband's 
youth hockey team. . . . Ellen Kane 
Treat is an M.S.W. candidate at Bos- 
ton College. . . . Mimi Hoffman 
Marks and her husband and son now 
live in Fredericksburg, Va. . . . Kathy 
Walsh Rubin and Michael have just 
bought a house in St. Louis; Kathy is 
still teaching school. . . . Charline 
BouDREAU was teaching children in 
their homes until she was sidelined with 
a broken leg from skiing. . . . Brigid 
Shanley has just returned from an 
African safari and is currently living 
and working in New Jersey — still in pol- 
itics. . . . Patty McCormick is work- 
ing in Boston. . . . Sarah Pfister is 
promoting cosmetics in New York City. 



Karen DiSalvo Bachman 
438 Washington Street 
Brighton, Mass. 02135 

Cricket Costigan graduated from Hof- 
stra Law School this month, is cur- 
rently sharing an oceanfront house in 
Point Lookout, N.Y. with Lois Cart- 
nick 71. . . . Maria Teresita Man- 
ALAC Jose received her M.A. in theatre 
design from the University of Wash- 
ington in 1972. The Joses, who now 
live in Quezon City, Philippines, are the 
parents of George Felipe III, 3, and 
Gina Marie, 1. . . . Marcia McGrath, 
Claudia Richardson, Treacy Kirk- 
patrick, and Susan Zapf are sharing a 
house in Washington, D C. Marcia is 
one of nine researchers in the editorial 
correspondence department of the Na- 
tional Geographic Society and plans 
to begin graduate study in early child- 
hood education. Claudia is a researcher 
for the Secret Service Bureau, Treacy 
sells restaurant advertising that appears 
in national weekly magazines, and Su- 
san is a statistician with T. Rowe 
Price. . . . Susan Herlihy Flaherty 
received her master's in government 
from Georgetown recently, is currently 
living and teaching in Arlington, Va. 
Dick is a medical student at George- 
town. . . . Gina Mullen Small and 
John graduated from the University of 
Virginia Law School this month. . . . 
Kathy O'Sullivan Parshley works as 
an insurance underwriter in Hartford, 
Conn.; she and Bob live in Ya'esville. 

. . . Mary Beth McQueeney teaches 
social studies at Guilford (Conn.) High 
School, and keeps busy as the sopho- 
more class advisor, faculty advisor to 
the school council, cheerleading coach, 
and unofficial assistant chairperson in 
the history department. She is also a 
master's candidate in American studies 
at Fairfield. . . . Kathy King has 
joined the Bruderhof Community in 
Norfolk, Conn. . . . Class secretary 
Karen DiSalvo Bachman teaches Eng- 
lish at Wakefield (Mass.) High School, 
and is continuing Iter graduate work in 
English at Boston College. Please note 
her change of address. (Ed. note) 


Newton Newsnotes 
Newton College 
Newton, Mass. 02159 

Lois Cartnick is an assistant to the 
medical photographer at Nassau County 
Medical Center, and is sharing an 
oceanfront house in Point Lookout, 
N.Y. with Cricket Costigan '70. . . . 
Susan Schruth received her M.A. 
from George Washington University in 
January. . . . Delly Markey Beek- 
man and Peter are living in Eatontown, 
N.J. . . . Sharon Zailckas plans to be 
married this summer to Richard Tucker, 
a high school teacher in Wallingford, 
Conn. . . . Susan Genovesi spent 
September to March exploring Canada, 
the U.S., and Mexico. Equipped with 
hostel cards and camping gear, Susan 
and a friend drove across Canada; then 
traveled through Washington, Oregon, 
California, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, 
Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and 
Texas; swung down to Mexico City; 
and finished up in New Orleans and 
Mobile in time to enjoy the festivities of 
Mardi Gras. . . . Eva Serechy, on 
leave from the University of North 
Carolina, will begin work next month 
as Jan Somerville's assistant at Salem 
College in Winston-Salem, N.C. . . . 
Dorothy Houlihan received her M.A. 
from Cornell in May. . . . Pat Massa 
spent her spring vacation traveling in 
Russia. . . . Many tlianks to class sec- 
retary Martha Lappin Iarrapino w ho 
has served in that position for the last 
four issues. Slay tuned for announce- 
ment of your new correspondent — in 
the meantime, send your news to this 
office. (Ed. note) 



Joan Segerson 

551 Brookline Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 

Kathy Hickey is currently working in 
the art department at Northwestern 
University and planning an August wed- 
ding. . . . Trisha Connolly Cocks 
and Bruce are living in Hauppage, 
N.Y.; she is a candidate for a master's 
in special education at C. W. Post Col- 
lege, and a substitute teacher in kinder- 
garten through eighth grade. . . . Suzi 
Gregory is teaching French at Saint 
Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I. 
where she is the only full time female 
lay faculty member. . . . Kathy Con- 
nor spent last summer in Philadelphia 
for paralegal training, is now employed 
with a New York City law firm. 


Peggy Beyer 

132 Cushman Avenue 

East Providence, R.I. 02914 


1959 — Suzanne Macksoud to John C. 
Wooten, in Woodstock, Vt., on 
January 4. 

1964 — Dorothy Dick to Robert C. 
Gries, in Chicago, 111., on St. 
Patrick's Day. 

1965 — Joan Bishop to Larry Sam 
Smith, in Manhasset, N.Y., on 
April 3, 1972. 

1968 — Pat Ankner to John M. Forelle, 
in New York City, on Febru- 
ary 4. 

1968 — Dorothy Marion to William B. 
KofFel, in Springfield, Mass., in 

1969 — Anne-Marie Melaugh to Pat- 
rick J. Hyland, at the Newton 
College Chapel, on April 7. 

1970 — Hedwig Seski to Patrick Murphy, 
on January 1 3. 

1971 — Delly Markey to Peter A. 
Beekman, in Summit, N.J., on 
February 24. 

1973— Nancy O'Neil to Donald R. 
Beebe, in Norwich, Conn., in 

1974 — Amy Grogan to George L. 
Soini, in Fairfield, Conn., on 
December 16. 


1959 — To John and Sheilah Lane 

Malafronte, a son, Peter John, 
on July 27. 

1959 — To Walter and Ann Foley 

Flanagan, a fifth child and third 
daughter, Caitlin Burke, on 
July 29. 

1963 — To Joseph and Maureen Lam- 
bert RoxE, a son, Joseph Lam- 
bert, on March 4. 

1964 — To Kevin and Betsy La very 
Maher, a third daughter, Adri- 
anne, last summer. 

1965 — To Tony and Rowie Barsa 
Elenbaas, a third child and sec- 
ond daughter, Jennifer Ann, on 
February 24. 

1966 — To Joe and Joyce LaFazia Mol- 
licone, a fourth child and third 
daughter, Jonna Marie, on March 
11, 1972. 

1966 — To Bill and Kathy Brosnan 
DixoN, a third child and first 
daughter, Kathleen Patricia, on 
August 30. 

1967 — To Neal and Sue Nunlist 
Smyth, a second son, Brian Pat- 
rick, on July 16, 1972. 

1 968 — To David and Cathy Hardy 
BoBziEN, a son, David Paul, Jr., 
on December 1 1. 

1969 — To John and Patricia Con- 
nolly Shutt, a son, David 
John, on December 29. 

1971 — To Thomas and Terry Mak 

Hsu, a daughter, Andrea Chris- 
tin, on January 19. 


Condolences are offered to 

The family of Miv Cooke Flynn '62 
who died tragically in April. Miv, 
who had been the director of a pro- 
gram for brain-injured children and a 
guest lecturer in special education at 
St. Joseph's College for Women in 
Brooklyn, is survived by her two chil- 
dren, Sarah, 8, and Kiernan, VA. 

Llz Irish Keyser '62 on the death of 
her mother on Easter Sunday. 

Kay Moroney Smith '63 on the death 
of her father on January 13, while 
travelling in Sweden. 


Write On 

Letters to the Editor 



Alumnae Seminars 

Dear Editor: 

Dear Editor: 

Praise for style, for variety, for tone, 
for sentiment. I'm sure you know 
that your magazine is probably the 
most important contact most alum- 
nae have with Newton. 

Kathy Wilson Conroy '64 
New Rochelle, New York 

Dear Editor: 

I am delighted with the idea of local 
mini-seminars for alumnae. This is 
the time I most crave a little educa- 
tion and culture, and a chance to dis- 
cuss ideas with other eager adults! 

Sue Emery MacKay '68 
Sturbridge, Massachusetts 

Dear Editor: 

You continue to amaze and delight 
me with Newsnotes. I am "prouder" 
of Newton and more supportive of it 
with every issue. Bravo to all of you 

Carolyn Cassin-DriscoU '66 
Chicago, Illinois 

In the Opposite Corner 

Dear Editor: 

My older daughter is cavorting to the 
music of Sesame Street, and the 
younger is gumming a peanut butter 
and jelly sandwich. During this pe- 
riod of relative calm I would like to 
compliment you on the latest issue 
of Newsnotes, and also to comment 
on a few of the letters printed. 

The article which came under fire 
was that concerning the alumnae 
journalists. A few words in their 
defense seem in order. Not every 
woman is suited to a life of home- 
making alone. Our society still dic- 
tates an "either-or" alternative: mar- 
riage and family, or career. In a 
majority of situations, an attempt to 
combine both is difficult. It seems to 
me that many women are made to 
feel guilty regardless of their choice. 
If they opt for motherhood, they find 
themselves asked: "Well, what do 
you do?" 

Those women who can balance 
motherhood and career with success 
should be applauded. They may find 
the answers to the "how" which 
many are seeking. 

Meg O'Mara Brogan '68 
Sharon, Massachusetts 

I read with interest the letters con- 
cerning the three journalists in the 
February-March issue of the News- 
notes. While I agree with Mrs. Ryan 
that a woman can find fulfillment 
and a sense of personal worth in the 
home, I found the articles about the 
three successful journalists very in- 
teresting to read. 

The women who choose to stay at 
home and rear children should be 
applauded, for motherhood is a very 
admirable and worthwhile vocation. 
But it is very difficult to capture in 
print the dignity of changing diapers, 
the challenge of settling sibling quar- 
rels, and the tremendous joy of 
watching children grow physically, 
mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Someday, when my children are 
older and I can comfortably leave 
the home for a while, I hope to re- 
turn to the equally challenging and 
exciting world "out there." Mean- 
while, I am delighted to read about 
the fascinating and diverse paths that 
my fellow alumnae are following. 
It gives me a realization that I too 
can find a rewarding career when I 
am ready, and it makes me very 
proud to be a graduate of Newton 
College. Keep the articles coming. 

Kathy Brosnan Dixon '66 
Great Falls, Virginia 


Alumnae N.B. 

Ten O'clock Scholars 

Two new programs will be avail- 
able this fall under the mantle of the 
Center for Continuing Studies at 
Newton. A special arts program will 
make available Tuesday and Wed- 
nesday evening courses in drawing 
and painting, two- and three-dimen- 
sional design, and filmmaking. Each 
course will meet one night a week 
for three hours; each semester of 
the filmmaking course carries one 
unit (four semester hours), each 
semester of the other courses carries 
one half unit. 

A career-oriented course in politics 
and government will offer women a 
chance to participate in a study- 
internship program which will give 
them the necessary education and 
skills to seek elective or appointive 
office. From September 25 to 
Thanksgiving, participants will en- 
gage in intensive weekly seminars. 
This portion will be followed by 
four months of counseled field work 
in government agencies or with state 
legislators. The program will con- 
clude with evaluation sessions in the 
spring. The course carries two units; 
applications for this program must be 
received by July 2. 

For further information on either 
of these exciting additions to New- 
ton's expanding program in continu- 
ing education, please call or write: 
The Center for Continuing Studies, 
Newton College, Newton, Mass. 
02159. Tel. 332-6700, ext. 285. 

Learn and Earn 

We are presently compiling a list 
of graduate fellowships, awards, and 
internships which might be available 
to you! These include opportunities 
for teachers, artists, museum profes- 
sionals, journalists, health workers, 
and others. The awards range from 
$3,000 to $18,000 and cover periods 
from six months to a year; some are 
renewable. For a copy of this list, 
please write immediately to Ms. 
Catherine B. Hurst, 117 Central 
Street, #E-5, Acton, Mass. 01720. 
You might be missing out on some- 


A Chance To Be Heard 

You are encouraged to send news 
of your activities to your class secre- 
taries for publication in the News- 
notes. We print all of the class notes 
we receive and look forward to print- 
ing letters to the editor, though we 
must reserve the right to shorten or 
edit material when necessary. 

Your class secretary is listed prior 
to the news of your class in the pre- 
ceding pages. For the October issue, 
material must be received by the 
class secretaries no later than July 
15, or by this office no later than 
August 1. 

Classes of 1965 and 1971 please 
note: negotiations for new class rep- 
resentatives were still underway as 
this issue went to press. Please send 
your news to this office; your new 
secretary will be announced in the 
October issue. 

Come Back to College 

For a presidential reception. For a 
gourmet luncheon with Kandy Shu- 
man Stroud '63, journalist and TV 
personality, as featured speaker. For 
an opportunity to see the talked- 
about College movie. For exciting 
and stimulating seminars in non- 
science and nitty-gritty art. For cock- 
tails and dancing till the wee hours. 
For Mass and brunch alfresco. For 
all alumnae. Please reserve these 
dates now. September 21-23. 

Exercise Your Rights 

Beginning at Alumnae Weekend 
1973, the Newsnotes will present an 
Annual Service Award to an alumna 
who has given outstanding service to 
the College. Exercise your constitu- 
tional rights and nominate someone 
for this award, or to fill vacancies on 
the national alumnae board. All 
nominations for both elections must 
be received in this office by August 
1; see "Alumnae Association 1973" 
in the preceding pages for particulars. 
Let us hear from you! 

Reading Lists 

A brand-new postgraduate read- 
ing list is now available: The Dean's 
List is a personal compilation by Dr. 
Kristin Morrison, Newton's new 
dean. For a copy of The Dean's List, 
or the still available reading lists in 
religion and nutrition, please write 
to Ms. Catherine B. Hurst, 117 Cen- 
tral Street, §E-5, Acton, Mass. 01720. 


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